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24.09.2021 - 07:06 [ DNS.sb ]

How to set DoT on Windows 10

1. Download YogaDNS

You can download and install the latest version here (opens new window).

2. Set an empty configuration

3. Set DNS.SB DoT Server

Click DNS Servers, then click Add…

Choose Type to DNS over TLS, set IP address and optional port: to 185.222.222.222

Under DNS over TLS options, set Hostname to dot.sb

Click OK

24.09.2021 - 06:50 [ DNS.sb ]

How to set DNS over TLS on Linux

For modern Linux distributions, we recommend using systemd-resolved
#
1. Enable systemd-resolved

systemctl start systemd-resolved
#
2. Open /etc/systemd/resolved.conf

vim /etc/systemd/resolved.conf

24.09.2021 - 06:45 [ DNS.sb ]

How to set DNS over TLS on iOS and MacOS

Download this profile and install it at your own risk.

You can also try to use 3rd apps like DNSecure (opens new window).

24.09.2021 - 06:41 [ DNS.sb ]

How to set DNS over TLS on Android

1. Go to Settings and open Network & internet

2. Press Advanced

3. Press Private DNS

4. Select Private DNS provider hostname and input our hostname dot.sb

5. Press Save

20.09.2021 - 23:32 [ Christiane Amanpour, @CNN Chief International Anchor / Twitter ]

Exclusive: @EU_Commission President @vonderleyen reacts to the AUKUS fallout. “One of our member states has been treated in a way that is not acceptable,” she tells me. “We want to know what happened and why.”

Full interview airs at 7pCET @CNNi
and tonight @PBS
(listings vary).

20.09.2021 - 17:31 [ Institution of Engineering and Technology - theiet.org ]

View from Washington: Aukus looms over AI and quantum

Then, some of the more notable consequences may be for the global research infrastructure, one that had become increasingly freewheeling since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Some familiar voices are already proclaiming Aukus as evidence of the ‘Brexit dividend’. Never mind the facts that technological collaboration between the three members is already taking place through the Five Eyes intelligence alliance (with New Zealand and Canada, both not part of this agreement);

20.09.2021 - 16:52 [ Economist.com ]

The strategic reverberations of the AUKUS deal will be big and lasting: A profound geopolitical shift is happening

After news of the AUKUS deal emerged, a German official called for “coherence and unity” among Western powers, which he said would require “a lot of effort” to bring about. France has concluded that it will struggle for fair treatment in the face of the reflexes of Anglophone allies to club together (the trilateral deal comes on top of the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance that involves the same three countries plus Canada and New Zealand).

20.09.2021 - 16:28 [ theConversation.com ]

Undersea internet cables connect Pacific islands to the world. But geopolitical tension is tugging at the wires

The laying of undersea internet cables has become entwined with geopolitics.

20.09.2021 - 16:25 [ punchng.com ]

‘Africa to get eight new submarine cables soon’

The experts said that as the world’s second most populous continent with 1.4 billion people and covering 20 per cent of the planet’s landmass, adequate availability of digital infrastructure across the continent would play a crucial socioeconomic role in helping to increase critical connectivity options.

According to them, only 25 per cent of the 1.4 billion African people are connected to the internet presently.

20.09.2021 - 16:13 [ Techradar.com ]

Google’s new submarine web cable will carry millions of 4K videos simultaneously

(15 September 2021)

The project also marks Google’s first investment in a submarine cable docking in Spain and will serve to knit the Google Cloud region in Madrid with the company’s wider global infrastructure.

Courtesy of a whopping 16 fiber pairs, the Grace Hopper Cable will boast a record-breaking capacity of 340 Tbps, which Google says is equivalent to roughly 17.5 million people streaming 4K videos at once. The current record is held by Google’s Dunant cable, which delivers 250 Tbps.

20.09.2021 - 16:01 [ CNN ]

The global internet is powered by vast undersea cables. But they’re vulnerable.

(July 26, 2019)

Clatterbuck, the Seacom CEO, was skeptical about how much use tapping an undersea cable would be, pointing to the huge amounts of data passing through it every second, creating a huge hayfield in which to look for needles.
„If you wanted to spy on people would you put a giant microphone over the US and spy on everyone?“

19.09.2021 - 14:25 [ World Economic Forum ]

This map shows how undersea cables move internet traffic around the world

(24 Nov 2016)

Some worry about more sinister attacks. “Russian submarines and spy ships are aggressively operating near the vital undersea cables that carry almost all global internet communications, raising concerns among some American military and intelligence officials that the Russians might be planning to attack those lines in times of tension or conflict,” explained a recent New York Times piece.

19.09.2021 - 14:13 [ Sydney Morning Herald ]

‘Deep and grave concerns’: French should have seen sub decision coming, PM says

Mr Dutton said the risk of the local power industry or internet banking being shut down by overseas actors was very real, arguing the agreement with Britain and America would boost Australia’s chances to retaliate.

19.09.2021 - 13:44 [ France 24 ]

PM Morrison rejects France’s accusation that Australia lied over cancelled submarine deal

„I think they would have had every reason to know that we had deep and grave concerns that the capability being delivered by the Attack Class submarine was not going to meet our strategic interests and we made very clear that we would be making a decision based on our strategic national interest,“ he told reporters in Sydney.

19.09.2021 - 13:25 [ Liz Truss / Telegraph.co.uk ]

Global Britain is planting its flag on the world stage

But freedoms need to be defended, so we are also building strong security ties around the world. That is why last week the Prime Minister announced, alongside our friends President Biden and Prime Minister Morrison, the creation of a new security partnership called AUKUS.

We will be working closer together to use a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, from nuclear-powered submarines at first and then looking at artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

19.09.2021 - 13:11 [ BBC ]

Aukus: French minister condemns US and Australia ‚lies‘ over security pact

The pact means Australia will become just the seventh nation in the world to operate nuclear-powered submarines. It will also see the allies share cyber capabilities, artificial intelligence and other undersea technologies.

17.09.2021 - 13:25 [ Politico.eu ]

German Facebook ruling boosts EU push for stricter content moderation

(July 29, 2021)

In its ruling, the Karlsruhe-based court said that while Facebook had the right to decide what stays on or off the platform, it needs to be more forthcoming with users on how it does so. The court found that the social media company did not inform two users that it had removed their posts. It added that the company should have also informed and given users an opportunity to respond before suspending them from its platform.

The decision sets a major precedent for how social media companies police content on their platforms, likely giving a boost to EU lawmakers in Brussels, who are pushing to add further obligations on social media companies.

04.09.2021 - 19:46 [ SecurityMagazine.com ]

Disappearing DNS: DoT and DoH, Where one Letter Makes a Great Difference

(February 6, 2020)

While both offer encryption of DNS data using the same TLS protocol, there are some very important differences:

– Protocol layering: while DoT is essentially DNS over TLS, DoH is in fact DNS over HTTP over TLS.
– Different port numbers: DoT traffic uses a dedicated port 853, and can thus be distinguished at the network layer. DoH uses port 443 (HTTPS) due to the protocol layering.
– Different capabilities: DoT is largely the same DNS as we know it, while DoH to an extent combines features of DNS and HTTP.

01.08.2021 - 20:53 [ France24 ]

YouTube suspends Sky News Australia channel

Sky News confirmed the temporary ban and a spokesperson said „we support broad discussion and debate on a wide range of topics and perspectives which is vital to any democracy“.

14.07.2021 - 08:22 [ .SearchEngineJournal.com ]

WordPress Powers 39.5% of All Websites

(04.01.2021)

WordPress is now powering 39.5% of all websites in 2021, up from powering 35% of sites in 2020.

Counting only sites that use a content management system (CMS), WordPress has a market share of 64.1%.

14.07.2021 - 08:17 [ Helen 侯-Sandí, @WordPress Lead Developer / Twitter, ]

Of the 35 WP core committers, 22 do not work for Automattic. Just in case you were still thinking that WordPress is an Automattic project.

(Dec 30, 2015)

14.07.2021 - 08:09 [ @codehawkfalcon / Twitter ]

Great quote I heard recently: „Wordpress is a backdoor with a blog feature“

(Oct 7, 2015)

14.07.2021 - 08:07 [ Websiteplanet.com ]

One of the Biggest Website Hosting Providers, DreamHost, Leaked 814 Million Records Online Including Customer Data

(25.07.2021)

A database owned by DreamHost, DreamPress managed WordPress hosting, was publically accessible online.

3 Years of DreamPress Customer and User Data Exposed Online 2021)

14.07.2021 - 07:55 [ MakeUseOf.com ]

Is WordPress Still Worth Using in 2021?

(09.06.2021)

1. Security Risks

WordPress is prone to cyber-attacks. Around 90 percent of CMS-based websites that are hacked use WordPress.

22.06.2021 - 13:51 [ Express.co.uk ]

‚More like the USSR at every turn!‘ Britons chilled as EU to censor UK television content

Scheming eurocrats provoked outrage when it emerged they were drawing up plans to pull our critically-acclaimed shows like The Crown and Peaky Blinders from European streaming services. The news – which emerged in a memo sent to the EU’s 27 member states – was quickly compared to Soviet Russia which was notorious for its thought police tactics.

22.06.2021 - 13:48 [ HollywoodReporter.com ]

European Union Prepares to Cut Brit Film and TV Content Post Brexit

The EU is considering proposals to exclude British programs from European quotas, a move that could severely hit international sales of U.K. films and TV series to the EU.

09.06.2021 - 16:41 [ Cnet.com ]

Fastly outage explained: How one customer broke Amazon, Reddit and the wider internet

Tuesday will be remembered as the day the internet broke — before swiftly being fixed again. Early in the morning, websites including Amazon, Reddit, Spotify, Ebay, Twitch, Pinterest and, unfortunately, CNET went offline due to a major outage at a service called Fastly. Everywhere you looked, there were 503 errors and people complaining they couldn’t access key services and news outlets. It all demonstrated just how much of the internet relies on this largely unheard-of cloud computing service.

24.03.2021 - 17:09 [ free-proxy.cz/en/ ]

Free Proxy

There are currently … proxy servers in our database

24.03.2021 - 17:06 [ DeviceInfo.me ]

Device Info

Device Type / Model:

Operating System:

True Operating System Core:

Browser:

True Browser Core:

Browser Build Number / Identifier:

IP Address (WAN)

Tor Relay IP Address:

VPN IP Address:

Proxy IP Address:

Hostname:

Location:

Country:

Region:

City:

Latitude & Longitude:

Geolocation:

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24.03.2021 - 17:03 [ Browserleaks.com ]

What Is My IP Address

DNS Leak Test

Test Results:

24.03.2021 - 16:22 [ SecurityMagazine.com ]

Disappearing DNS: DoT and DoH, Where one Letter Makes a Great Difference

(February 6, 2020)

While both offer encryption of DNS data using the same TLS protocol, there are some very important differences:

– Protocol layering: while DoT is essentially DNS over TLS, DoH is in fact DNS over HTTP over TLS.
– Different port numbers: DoT traffic uses a dedicated port 853, and can thus be distinguished at the network layer. DoH uses port 443 (HTTPS) due to the protocol layering.
– Different capabilities: DoT is largely the same DNS as we know it, while DoH to an extent combines features of DNS and HTTP.

24.03.2021 - 15:19 [ HelpNetSecurity.com ]

TLS 1.3: Slow adoption of stronger web encryption is empowering the bad guys

(April 6, 2020)

Asymmetric encryption is used during the “handshake”, which takes place prior to any data being sent. The handshake determines which cipher suite to use for the session – in other words, the symmetric encryption type – so that both browser and server agree. The TLS 1.2 protocol took multiple round trips between client and server, while TLS 1.3 is a much smoother process that requires only one trip. This latency saving shaves milliseconds off each connection.

Another characteristic of TLS 1.3 is that it can operate alongside DNS over HTTPS (DoH).

24.03.2021 - 15:12 [ LinuxSecurity.com ]

6 ways HTTP/3 benefits security (and 7 serious concerns)

(29 Jun 2020)

HTTP3, the third official version of hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP), will not use the transmission control protocol (TCP) as did its predecessors. Instead, it uses the quick UDP internet connections (QUIC) protocol developed by Google in 2012.

24.03.2021 - 15:08 [ Jake Miller / labs.bishopfox.com ]

h2c Smuggling: Request Smuggling Via HTTP/2 Cleartext (h2c)

(Sep 8, 2020)

The revival of HTTP request smuggling has led to devastating vulnerabilities in our modern application deployments. An HTTP request smuggled past the validation of an edge server can lead to serious consequences, including forged internal headers, access to internal management endpoints, and a variety of opportunities for privilege escalation.

HTTP/2 (or HTTP/3) is a promising solution to the issues we’ve faced with request smuggling, but support for HTTP/1.1 isn’t going away anytime soon. In the meantime, we’re still in for more surprises from our good friend HTTP/1.1.

In this post, I demonstrate how upgrading HTTP/1.1 connections to lesser-known HTTP/2 over cleartext (h2c) connections can allow a bypass of reverse proxy access controls, and lead to long-lived, unrestricted HTTP traffic directly to back-end servers.

21.03.2021 - 19:53 [ France24 ]

Congo Republic voters cast ballots in presidential poll amid Internet blackout

The Congo Republic pressed ahead with a presidential election on Sunday with the Internet and social media sites down since midnight, the main opposition candidate gravely ill and all signs showing the incumbent, Denis Sassou Nguesso, likely to win yet another poll following a boycott by the main opposition.

03.03.2021 - 12:07 [ free-proxy.cz/en/ ]

Free Proxy

There are currently 7156 proxy servers in our database

03.03.2021 - 12:04 [ Browserleaks.com ]

Browserleaks.com

It has long been believed that IP addresses and Cookies are the only reliable digital fingerprints used to track people online. But after a while, things got out of hand when modern web technologies allowed interested organizations to use new ways to identify and track users without their knowledge and with no way to avoid it.

BrowserLeaks is all about browsing privacy and web browser fingerprinting. Here you will find a gallery of web technologies security testing tools that will show you what kind of personal identity data can be leaked, and how to protect yourself from this.

03.03.2021 - 12:00 [ DeviceInfo.me ]

Device Info

Device Type / Model:

Operating System:

True Operating System Core:

Browser:

True Browser Core:

Browser Build Number / Identifier:

IP Address (WAN)

Tor Relay IP Address:

VPN IP Address:

Proxy IP Address:

Hostname:

Location:

Country:

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City:

Latitude & Longitude:

Geolocation:

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24.02.2021 - 11:35 [ Yahoo.com ]

SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye, CrowdStrike defend actions in major hack – U.S. Senate hearing

Lawmakers started the hearing by criticizing Amazon representatives, who they said were invited to testify and whose servers were used to launch the cyberattack, for declining to attend the hearing.

20.02.2021 - 06:54 [ connect.geant.org ]

Running your own DNS service? There may be changes ahead.

(22.01.2021)

As a consequence of this directive’s quite broad definition of DNS, every organisation or individual running their own DNS will have to comply by registering their DNS service with ENISA, the EU agency for Cyber Security. This applies not only to top level domain DNS, but also to universities, companies of all sizes and ICT-enthusiasts who run their own DNS service at home.

20.02.2021 - 06:20 [ jdsupra.com ]

New EU Cybersecurity Strategy: European Commission Accelerates Push for EU to Lead in Cybersecurity Regulation

(24.12.2020)

Broadening the extra-territorial effect already in place under the current regime, selected providers of digital infrastructure or digital services who do not have a European establishment, but offer services in the EU, will also fall under the scope of the proposed NIS 2 Directive (and, to that end, will have to designate a representative in the EU). This will affect DNS service providers, TLD name registries, cloud computing service providers, data centre service providers and content delivery network providers, as well as providers of online marketplaces, online search engines and social networking services platforms.

20.02.2021 - 06:06 [ ec.europa.eu ]

Proposal for directive on measures for high common level of cybersecurity across the Union

(16.12.2020)

The Commission proposal establishes a basic framework with responsible key actors on coordinated vulnerability disclosure for newly discovered vulnerabilities across the EU and creating an EU registry on that operated by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA).

20.02.2021 - 05:55 [ jdsupra.com ]

Meet the ECCC – the EU’s new cybersecurity competence center

(18.02.2021)

Cybersecurity and cyber-resilience has been an overarching priority of EU financial services policymakers and an area that the European Commission has been seeking to improve for all market participants in the EU’s Single Market. This issue has increased in priority in line with the exponential growth in cyber-incidents and threats, including throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

18.02.2021 - 15:29 [ SeekingAlpha.com ]

SolarWinds breach launched from within the United States

Neuberger notably said the attack, which compromised „9 federal agencies and about 100 private companies,“ was launched from inside the United States.
SolarWinds shares are down 1.4%. Two security names closely tied to the hack, FireEye (FEYE -3.2%) and CrowdStrike (CRWD -2.5%), are also in the red.

18.02.2021 - 15:28 [ CNN ]

Biden administration says investigation into SolarWinds hack is likely to take „several months“

The US government’s probe into the devastating SolarWinds breach is likely to take „several months“ at least, according to the top White House cybersecurity official, speaking to reporters Wednesday in the Biden administration’s first public assessment of the gravity of the suspected Russian spying campaign.

18.02.2021 - 14:52 [ NPR.org ]

Facebook Blocks News In Australia Over Government Plan To Force Payment To Publishers

The moves are a response to proposed legislation that would force social media platforms to pay Australian news organizations for links shared on its sites.

18.02.2021 - 14:50 [ New York Times ]

Google Is Suddenly Paying for News in Australia. What About Everywhere Else?

(17.02.2021)

Pathbreaking legislation showed that even a small nation can get the tech giant to bend.

18.02.2021 - 14:47 [ CBS News ]

Google threatens to shut down in Australia over proposed tech law

(22.01.2021)

Google has threatened to shut down its search engine in Australia if the government there passes a new law to force big tech companies to pay local news producers for use of their content. The proposed Australian legislation, known as the News Media Bargaining Code, is the first of its kind in the world, and it’s being seen as a test case of the power governments have to regulate big tech firms.

17.02.2021 - 18:02 [ DeviceInfo.me ]

Device Info

Device Type / Model:

Operating System:

True Operating System Core:

Browser:

True Browser Core:

Browser Build Number / Identifier:

IP Address (WAN)

Tor Relay IP Address:

VPN IP Address:

Proxy IP Address:

Hostname:

Location:

Country:

Region:

City:

Latitude & Longitude:

Geolocation:

……………………………

17.02.2021 - 17:56 [ Browserleaks.com ]

Browserleaks.com

It has long been believed that IP addresses and Cookies are the only reliable digital fingerprints used to track people online. But after a while, things got out of hand when modern web technologies allowed interested organizations to use new ways to identify and track users without their knowledge and with no way to avoid it.

BrowserLeaks is all about browsing privacy and web browser fingerprinting. Here you will find a gallery of web technologies security testing tools that will show you what kind of personal identity data can be leaked, and how to protect yourself from this.

12.02.2021 - 14:29 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Überwachung: Bundesrat lehnt Gesetz zur Bestandsdatenauskunft ab

Zahlreiche Behörden können im Rahmen der Bestandsdatenauskunft bei Diensteanbietern mit geringen Hürden Daten wie Name und Adresse von Kunden erfragen. Damit lassen sich beispielsweise Anschlussinhaber:innen ermitteln. Das Gericht entschied, dass die Hürden zu niedrig seien und ein solcher Eingriff in die informationelle Selbstbestimmung nicht zulässig sei. Es reiche nicht, wenn eine Ordnungswidrigkeit vorliege, sondern die Behörden dürften die Daten nur beim Verdacht einer Straftat oder einer konkreten Gefahr abfragen.

12.02.2021 - 09:10 [ teleSUR ]

Mexico’s President AMLO Opposes Social Media Regulation Bill

„The Senator has the right to propose bills. However, lawmakers still must debate them and consider whether they should be promoted or not,“ AMLO said, insisting that the press and freedom of expression cannot be regulated by any legal mechanism.

07.02.2021 - 13:29 [ BBC ]

Myanmar coup: Tens of thousands protest for second day

Tens of thousands have protested for a second day in Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, thwarting the military’s attempt to stop anti-coup rallies by imposing an internet shutdown.

19.01.2021 - 22:17 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Censorship never was a left-wing tactic. Opposing censorship was never the hallmark of right-wing values. And censorship is never aimed at one ideology or the other, but at *dissent* from the ruling class wherever it comes from. Listen to Noam Chomsky:

Read how Chomsky, in 1981, object to the attempts to have a tenured professor in France fired for Holocaust revisionism, because Chomsky knew that that framework, once implanted, would be used against people like him, Edward Said, Howard Zinn, etc.:

15.01.2021 - 19:24 [ Michael Tracey / Twitter ]

I don’t see much of an „insurrection“ or „armed rebellion“ underway at the moment. However, I do see a massive ongoing corporate censorship purge, as well as the overt criminalization of political speech. Odd

11.01.2021 - 10:04 [ Caitlin Johnstone. ]

Patriot Act 2, Censorship, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

“We need to stop fascism so let’s give massive sweeping powers to an elite alliance of unelected authoritarians.”

“Well I’m a leftist and I haven’t been banned on social media.”

That’s because the left is politically impotent in our society. Unless this is just a hobby for you, at some point you should plan on the left becoming a threat to the oligarchs and warmongers. What do you think happens then?

Do you really think if the left actually becomes a threat to the status quo the Neera Tandens and Rachel Maddows aren’t going to suddenly discover a reason why you’re dangerous and need to be censored? The only way to be fine with censorship is to plan on never challenging power.

11.01.2021 - 09:51 [ Jesse Singal, author / Twitter ]

It’s sorta weird that Twitter does this mass banning of accounts, including, like, Red Scare, and the response from so many people is „Well they were all Nazis.“ Were they? What has Twitter revealed to you guys about the process that they are hiding from the rest of us?

11.01.2021 - 09:33 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

It was a *Democratic-controlled* House sub-committee that just a few months ago issued a lengthy report concluding that FB, Amazon, Google & Apple are *monopolies*. That means competition is impossible. Now Dems are happy that it’s used for them:

I’ve been resisting the conclusion that this is Liberals‘ 9/11 because it at first seemed hyperbolic, even though they’re using the same weapons against their critics (if you question all the new powers they want, it means you love the Terrorists).

But this is Liberals‘ 9/11.

08.01.2021 - 23:04 [ .infosecurity-magazine.com ]

SAD Reality for DNS

The researchers determined that 35% of open resolvers are open to the attack, as well as four of six home routers made by well-known brands.

They also found that 12 of 14 popular public resolvers (now 11—Cloudflare says they’ve corrected their systems) are susceptible. Even a patched DNS server could be made vulnerable by an unpatched or misconfigured NAT gateway.

Their 19-page paper on the exploit includes lists of devices and services tested. They have since set up a SAD DNS website featuring a Q&A and a tool that anyone can use to determine whether their DNS is vulnerable.

The flaw is being tracked as CVE-2020-25705, and affects Linux 3.18 – 5.10, Windows Server 2019 version 1809 and newer, macOS 10.15 and newer, and FreeBSD 12.1.0 and newer. The researchers did not test earlier versions of the listed operating system.

08.01.2021 - 18:41 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Freedom of expression fears grow as tough new Ofcom code classes ‚political opinion‘ in its definition of hate speech

(04.01.2021)

Tory MP Iain Duncan Smith said: ‚We are drifting into a totalitarian ‚woke‘ state where nothing can ever be said for fear that somebody will be offended. It’s madness, and it’s driven by a small minority. Most people don’t care.‘

07.01.2021 - 19:02 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

MSM Already Using Capitol Hill Riot To Call For More Internet Censorship

We will likely see many more such articles in the coming days, arguing for increased regulation of internet communication to prevent future incidents like today.

30.12.2020 - 02:18 [ Deadline.com ]

Mitch McConnell Ties $2,000 Covid-19 Relief Checks To Repeal Of Section 230; Democrats Call It A “Poison Pill”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced a bill that ties $2,000-per-person Covid-19 relief checks to a repeal of Section 230, the provision of a 1996 law that protects social media platforms from liability for the way that they moderate third party content.

In doing so, McConnell has likely added a “poison pill” to the effort to increase the Covid-19 relief payments from the current $600.

24.12.2020 - 06:58 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

It’s Not Section 230 President Trump Hates, It’s the First Amendment

(09.12.2020)

Under Section 230, the only party responsible for unlawful speech online is the person who said it, not the website where they posted it, the app they used to share it, or any other third party.

24.12.2020 - 06:56 [ Mediapost.com ]

Citing Failure To Repeal Section 230, Trump Vetoes Military Spending Bill

“Your failure to terminate the very dangerous national security risk of Section 230 will make our intelligence virtually impossible to conduct without everyone knowing what we are doing at every step,” Trump stated in his message to Congress.

“Section 230 facilitates the spread of foreign disinformation online, which is a serious threat to our national security and election integrity,” the president added. “It must be repealed.”

20.12.2020 - 09:30 [ theHill.com ]

Congress barrels toward veto clash with Trump

Trump’s threat to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) could scramble Congress’s year-end schedule; lawmakers had been hoping to leave town once they pass a forthcoming deal to fund the government and provide year-end coronavirus relief.

But leaders are warning that if Trump vetoes the bill they are prepared to return to Washington to vote on trying to override.

19.12.2020 - 21:22 [ CNBC ]

Trump contradicts Pompeo, plays down alleged Russian role in cyberattack

Trump’s comments in the form of Twitter posts on Saturday went against comments his secretary of state made less than 24 hours earlier.
SolarWinds, the company at the center of the attack, has not yet blamed any one country.

19.12.2020 - 12:27 [ federalnewsnetwork.com ]

SolarWinds breach raises stakes for NDAA Trump still threatens to veto

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said the breach makes a clear case for the work of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and the cyber provisions that made it into the annual defense policy bill passed by the House and Senate.

“This is the most important bill on cyber ever passed by Congress, and that’s why I’m really hoping that the president will either sign the bill or let it become law without a signature, because there is so much critically important material in the bill,” King said during an annual summit hosted by Defense One.

19.12.2020 - 12:24 [ Cyberspace Solarium Commission ]

Cyberspace Solarium Commission

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC) was established in the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 to „develop a consensus on a strategic approach to defending the United States in cyberspace against cyber attacks of significant consequences.“ The finished report was presented to the public on March 11, 2020.

Our Report

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s proposes a strategy of layered cyber deterrence. Our report consists of over 80 recommendations to implement the strategy. These recommendations are organized into 6 pillars:

– Reform the U.S. Government’s Structure and Organization for Cyberspace.

– Strengthen Norms and Non-Military Tools.

– Promote National Resilience.

Reshape the Cyber Ecosystem.

Operationalize Cybersecurity Collaboration with the Private Sector.

– Preserve and Employ the Military Instrument of National Power.

19.12.2020 - 10:35 [ CNN ]

Congressional backers cite cybersecurity provisions as they push Trump to sign defense bill

The massive defense bill that President Donald Trump is threatening to veto contains provisions for increased cybersecurity, which has taken on significantly more importance in the wake of a massive cyberattack on federal agencies at the hands of suspected Russian hackers.

The National Defense Authorization Act includes pay raises for America’s soldiers, modernizations for equipment and provisions to require more scrutiny before troops are withdrawn from Germany or Afghanistan.

19.12.2020 - 09:24 [ Fox News ]

After government hack, media mum on ex-cybersecurity chief highlighted for contradicting Trump’s fraud claims

„As I said in a news briefing, Election Day was ‘just another Tuesday on the Internet,’“ he wrote. „Normal sorts of scanning and probing were happening, but we did not see any successful attacks or damaging disruptions.“

Yet hackers were arms deep in a slew of federal agencies. The infiltration, believed to have been conducted by the Russians, appears to have compromised the Departments of Energy, State, Defense, Homeland Security, Treasury and Commerce. His name did not appear in CNN’s story about CISA and the hack published Thursday.

18.12.2020 - 21:38 [ geekwire.com ]

Microsoft unleashes ‘Death Star’ on SolarWinds hackers in extraordinary response to breach

In the end, this all reminds us how much power Microsoft has at its disposal. Between its control of the Windows operating system, its robust legal team, and its position in the industry, it has the power to change the world nearly overnight if it wants to. And when it chooses to train that power on an adversary, it really is the equivalent of the Death Star: able to completely destroy a planet in a single blast.

18.12.2020 - 21:36 [ domainnamewire.com ]

Domain name sinkholes and those funky domain registrations

(September 2018)

A sinkhole redirects or blocks traffic meant for a destination. They are used by the security community to stop botnet traffic, phishing and other bad activity.

There are many ways to create a sinkhole. An ISP can simply divert traffic from the IP address nameserver you see in Whois to another. A company (or the government) can also go through the courts to get control of a domain name and then change its nameservers.

18.12.2020 - 21:28 [ ZDNet.com ]

Microsoft and industry partners seize key domain used in SolarWinds hack

(15.12.2020)

According to analysis from security firm FireEye, the C&C domain would reply with a DNS response that contained a CNAME field with information on another domain from where the SUNBURST malware would obtain further instructions and additional payloads to execute on an infected company’s network.

18.12.2020 - 19:33 [ bleepingcomputer.com ]

FBI, CISA officially confirm US govt hacks after SolarWinds breach

(17.12.2020)

The compromise of multiple US federal networks following the SolarWinds breach was officially confirmed for the first time in a joint statement released earlier today by the FBI, DHS-CISA, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

„Over the course of the past several days, the FBI, CISA, and ODNI have become aware of a significant and ongoing cybersecurity campaign,“ the US intelligence agencies said …

18.12.2020 - 19:18 [ Forbes ]

DHS, DOJ And DOD Are All Customers Of SolarWinds Orion, The Source Of The Huge US Government Hack

Though it’s not clear whether it uses the Orion tool, the DHS’s own Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is a SolarWinds customer too, buying $45,000-worth of licenses in 2019. The U.S. Cyber Command also spent over $12,000 on SolarWinds tools in the same year.

SolarWinds, a publicly-listed Austin, Texas-based company with a value of over $6 billion, has its own customer list, though it doesn’t break down which products clients use. That list includes more than 425 of the Fortune 500, all major US telecoms providers, the top five U.S. accounting firms, hundreds of global universities, the NSA and the White House.

18.12.2020 - 18:43 [ theHill.com ]

Lawmakers ask whether massive hack amounted to act of war

Hackers believed to be part of a nation state have had access to federal networks since March after exploiting a vulnerability in updates to IT group SolarWinds’s Orion software. The hack has compromised the Treasury, State and Homeland Security departments and branches of the Pentagon, though it is expected to get worse. SolarWinds counts many more federal agencies as customers, along with the majority of U.S. Fortune 500 companies.

18.12.2020 - 11:06 [ theGuardian.com ]

Israeli spy firm suspected of accessing global telecoms via Channel Islands

Invoices seen by the Guardian and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism suggest Rayzone, a corporate spy agency that provides its government clients with “geolocation tools”, used an intermediary in 2018 to lease an access point into the telecoms network via Sure Guernsey, a mobile operator in the Channel Islands.

Such access points, known in the telecoms industry as “global titles”, provide a route into a decades-old global messaging system known as SS7, which allows mobile operators to connect users around the world. It is not uncommon for mobile companies to lease out such access.

18.12.2020 - 10:58 [ Bureau of Investigative Journalism ]

Spy companies using Channel Islands to track phones around the world

The investigation has found that private intelligence companies are able to rent access from mobile phone operators and this can then be exploited to allow the tracking of the physical location of users across the world. They are also potentially able to intercept calls and other private data, including bank accounts and emails.

These intrusions, which are very widely exploited, rely on commands designed to help phone operators track their customers’ whereabouts. Such commands, known as “signals”, are sent via a kind of global switchboard for the telecoms industry called SS7.

14.12.2020 - 09:38 [ Mairav Zonszein מרב זונשיין / Twitter ]

“This system allows tracking of every citizen or resident of Israel. It can also follow intentions or motivations, and not just specific people. It can track everyone who visited the website of anti-Netanyahu protest movement and block the website.“

14.12.2020 - 06:40 [ avi scharf / Twitter ]

Police spying on Israelis online via secret backdoor. Israeli police have for years required internet providers to allow them to track users or websites through a special system

14.12.2020 - 06:09 [ Omer Benjakob / Twitter ]

This is CRAZY Israel’s police have a secret backdoor that allows them to follow any Israeli online or track anyone who visits a certain website: “We say China’s a technological dystopia, but here we live in one too and just don’t know it“

13.12.2020 - 19:46 [ Haaretz ]

Police Spying on Israelis Online via Secret Backdoor

“This system allows authorities to follow everything someone does online, and even permits them to manipulate the website these users visit,” said ethical hacker Noam Rotem, from the CyberCyber podcast. “This system allows tracking of each and every citizen or resident of Israel. But it’s not just that; the system is built in such a way that it can also follow intentions or motivations, and not just specific people. For example, it can track everyone who visited the website of the protest movement against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and can even block the real website and change what people are seeing,” Rotem said.

30.11.2020 - 10:11 [ PrivacyIsNotACrime / Twitter ]

According to leaked documents from the @ORF , secret services from the so called „five eyes“ are initiators of the EU Resolution in the #encryptionban. For them this would be a very easy way to monitor all our messages and data, without the possibility to hide them.

27.11.2020 - 17:47 [ Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) ]

DNSSEC – What Is It and Why Is It Important?

DNS data for a domain is called a zone. Some organizations operate their own name servers to publish their zones, but usually organizations outsource this function to third parties. There are different types of organizations that host DNS zones on behalf of others, including registrars, registries, web hosting companies, network server providers, just to name a few.

DNS by itself is not secure

DNS was designed in the 1980s when the Internet was much smaller, and security was not a primary consideration in its design. As a result, when a recursive resolver sends a query to an authoritative name server, the resolver has no way to verify the authenticity of the response.

27.11.2020 - 16:36 [ ZDNetcom ]

DNS-over-HTTPS causes more problems than it solves, experts say

(06.09.2020)

The response to DoH’s anointment as a major privacy-preserving solution has been downright acid, in some cases. Critics have taken a jab at the protocol on different plains, which we’ll try to organize and categorize below:

– DoH doesn’t actually prevent ISPs user tracking
– DoH creates havoc in the enterprise sector
– DoH weakens cyber-security
– DoH helps criminals
– DoH shouldn’t be recommended to dissidents
– DoH centralizes DNS traffic at a few DoH resolvers

27.11.2020 - 16:35 [ ZDNet.com ]

Mozilla enables DOH by default for all Firefox users in the US

(25.02.2020)

Circa 2015, engineers at Cloudflare and Mozilla joined forces to create DNS-over-HTTPS, as a way to hide DNS queries using encryption.

27.11.2020 - 16:28 [ securitymagazine.com ]

Disappearing DNS: DoT and DoH, Where one Letter Makes a Great Difference

(06.02.2020)

Obviously, time will tell if DoT continues to prevail or whether DoH will start to gain ground. As mentioned at the beginning of the article there is a hot debate going on right now about the direction the Internet industry should take. Suffice to say that even nation state authorities are involved in the debate, which speaks to the level and importance of the discussion.

27.11.2020 - 14:49 [ DNSprivacy.org ]

DoT servers

Oct 2020: The list below has been updated to retain only those servers that appear to still be actively maintained

27.11.2020 - 14:38 [ public-dns.info ]

Public DNS Servers by country

Download valid nameservers as CSV | Plaintext

27.11.2020 - 14:25 [ dnsleaktest.com ]

DNS leak test

Hello (…)

from (…)

19.11.2020 - 17:45 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Covid anti-vaxxers should face action for spreading false information that ‚could cost lives‘, Britain’s top counter-terror officer says

The problem of malicious propaganda potentially causing people to die after avoiding treatment should be debated, according to Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer.

Met Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said that there should be a discussion about whether society should let this happen.

He is said to be interested in the area because Islamist and far-Right groups use false Covid-19 claims to groom recruits.

17.11.2020 - 20:34 [ International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations ]

INCLO CALLS ON STATES TO DEFEND END-TO-END ENCRYPTION

Fourteen members of INCLO express grave concerns regarding recent moves by various groups to breakencryption. We note with alarm calls from the ​Council of the European Union​, the ​EuropeanCommission​, and the ​Department of Justice in the US​, with support from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, Japan and the UK, to allow police authorities intercept encrypted communications.

17.11.2020 - 20:29 [ europa.eu ]

Joint statement by the EU home affairs ministers on the recent terrorist attacks in Europe

(13.11.2020)

We will also examine with interest the Commission’s announced proposal to designate hate speech and hate crime and incitement as criminal offences that are provided for and regulated under European Union law.

In the same vein, the Council must consider the matter of data encryption so that digital evidence can be lawfully collected and used by the competent authorities while maintaining the trustworthiness of the products and services based on encryption technology.

25.10.2020 - 13:42 [ Reverend Raphael Warnock, running for U.S. Senate / Twitter ]

You should be in control of how you access and use the Internet, not corporations. We need to re-establish net neutrality protections.

19.08.2020 - 09:20 [ GIZMODO ]

Secret Service Paid to Get Americans‘ Location Data Without a Warrant, Documents Show

Babel Street is a shadowy organization that offers a product called Locate X that is reportedly used to gather anonymized location data from a host of popular apps that users have unwittingly installed on their phones. When we say “unwittingly,” we mean that not everyone is aware that random innocuous apps are often bundling and anonymizing their data to be sold off to the highest bidder.

27.07.2020 - 12:01 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Europäische Kommission: Neuer Angriff auf Ende-zu-Ende-Verschlüsselung

Dieser Prozess könnte später in einer Verordnung oder Richtlinie münden, mit der die Firmen zur Mitarbeit gezwungen werden. In der Studie will die Kommission deshalb „die regulatorischen und operativen Herausforderungen“ zur Entschlüsselung betrachten. Dabei soll es aber nicht bleiben, denn die Frage der Anonymität und Verschlüsselung im Internet und Darknet wird in einer weiteren „umfassenden“ Studie betrachtet.

27.07.2020 - 11:11 [ ORF ]

EU-Regulation gegen sichere Verschlüsselung angekündigt

Das ist das mithin wichtigste technische Instrument zum Schutz vor staatlicher Willkür und Überwachung rund um die Welt, mittlerweile wird E2E auch für die Opposition in EU-Staaten wie Ungarn oder Polen dringend nötig. Diese Sichtweise führt direkt zu den Urhebern dieser globalen Kampagne gegen E2E, nicht wirklich überraschend ist das die von den USA und Großbritannien geführte, angelsächsische „Five Eyes“-Spionageallianz. Diese Kampagne gegen E2E-Verschlüsselung wurde in Australien gestartet und bereits zu einem Gesetz geführt, das Angebote zur E2E-Verschlüsselung de facto unmöglich macht. In Großbritannien Über die Briten, de Kerchove und Europol kam das Vorhaben dann in den EU-Ministerrat, der intern seit Jahren über „Lösungen des Problems“ E2E-Verschlüsselung diskutіert.

27.07.2020 - 11:00 [ iTWIRE ]

Internet Australia says flawed Encryption Bill weakens, not protects, Australian’s security

The Assistance and Access Bill was passed in late 2018 but despite its nickname „the encryption bill“ it promotes insecurity and a dangerous global precedent, says the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor. Expecting Parliament to commence a review of the bill today, Internet Australia calls for the INSLM recommendations to be accepted.

27.07.2020 - 03:49 [ NetBlocks ]

Somalia internet shut down after parliament votes to remove prime minister

Network data from the NetBlocks internet observatory confirm that internet has been cut across much of Somalia with high impact to Mogadishu from 10:30 a.m. local time (7:30 a.m. UTC) on Sunday 26 July 2020. The incident is ongoing as of Sunday evening.

26.07.2020 - 13:46 [ Demand Progress ]

Tell 2020 presidential candidates: Take the pledge to restore net neutrality

Since the repeal of net neutrality, we’ve already seen internet providers begin to throttle online services. If net neutrality is not restored, the public will lose the ability to access sites, run small businesses, and tell the stories too often ignored by the mainstream media.

26.07.2020 - 12:59 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) ]

EFF to Court: Trump Appointee’s Removal of Open Technology Fund Leadership Is Unlawful

24.7.2020 The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today joined a group of 17 leading U.S.-based Internet freedom organizations in telling a federal appeals court that Trump administration appointee Michael Pack has no legal authority to purge leadership at the Open Technology Fund (OTF), a private, independent nonprofit that helps hundreds of millions of people across the globe speak out online and avoid censorship and surveillance by repressive regimes.

25.07.2020 - 11:51 [ Techdirt ]

Japan’s Top Court Says 45 Million Twitter Users Must Check That Anything They Retweet Is Not A Copyright Infringement

The case concerns a photo of a flower, originally posted on a web site in 2009, with the photographer’s name and copyright notice. As often happens, the photo was then tweeted without the photographer’s consent, and was further retweeted.
(…)
As a result, the Japanese High Court ordered Twitter to hand over the email addresses of all those who had posted the image.

25.07.2020 - 11:12 [ ec.europa.eu ]

The Digital Services Act package

The new Digital Services Act package should modernise the current legal framework for digital services by means of two main pillars:

First, the Commission would propose clear rules framing the responsibilities of digital services to address the risks faced by their users and to protect their rights. The legal obligations would ensure a modern system of cooperation for the supervision of platforms and guarantee effective enforcement.

Second, the Digital Services Act package would propose ex ante rules covering large online platforms acting as gatekeepers, which now set the rules of the game for their users and their competitors.

25.07.2020 - 11:00 [ euinternetpolicy.wordpress.com ]

The EU Digital Services Act: What it is and Why it Shouldn’t Happen

(30.09.2019)

Crucially, the Commission shifted the focus from ISSs to platforms.1 Soon thereafter, the language in the many policy documents on platforms changed. Platforms, the Commission claimed, need to act “responsibly” if they are to continue to benefit from insulation. In its highly controversial Copyright in the DSM Directive the Commission suggests that even ISSs falling under Article 14 ECD need to have effective protective technologies and that they cannot rely on the article if they do not. ‘Active’ providers cannot rely on the protection as they are not responsible enough in the Commission’s mind.

22.07.2020 - 04:59 [ Hurriyet Daily News. ]

AKP, MHP submit bill to regulate social media platforms

Turkey’s government will restrict 90 percent of traffic to social network platforms that receive more than 1 million visits per day if the companies do not establish a legal presence in Turkey, according to a draft bill submitted to parliament by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).

18.07.2020 - 05:34 [ Finian Cunningham / Information Clearing House ]

UK Shoots Self In Foot for Uncle Sam

Not so Britain and other members of the US-led Five Eyes nations: Australia, New Zealand and Canada. They, not surprisingly, appear to have swallowed the “national security” propaganda and anti-China bigotry with gusto.

Indeed so subservient is Britain to Washington, the government in London seems willing to damage its own economy and the wellbeing of its own people in order to suck up a little favour from Uncle Sam.

The “free world”? Yeah, freedom to be a vassal.

09.07.2020 - 18:16 [ Haaretz ]

The Dangerous Combination of Netanyahu’s Biggest Obsessions

Netanyahu’s fixation with controlling the media is dangerous enough; controlling law enforcement will be worse

09.07.2020 - 18:13 [ ReclaimTheNet.org ]

Germany thinks Facebook isn’t doing enough to censor “hate speech” and plans to intervene

Germany has decided that it wants to take advantage of the present sentiment towards Facebook and not let off. This week, Berlin called for more action at a meeting on Monday of the bloc’s justice ministers.

“We cannot accept the public debate being distorted and poisoned,” said German Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht. “Voluntary commitments and self-responsibility are not enough.”

06.07.2020 - 10:53 [ newsroom.consilium.europa.eu ]

Opening remarks by Christine Lambrecht, Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection of Germany, at the Informal meeting of Justice Ministers (via video conference), on 6 July 2020, in Berlin.

(…)

23.06.2020 - 17:04 [ derStandard.at ]

Erster Gesetzesentwurf für neues Urheberrecht noch ohne Uploadfilter

Jahrelang arbeitete die Europäische Union an der Urheberrechtsreform, im vergangenen Jahr wurde sie dann abgesegnet – begleitet von europaweiten Protesten, denn viele der Passagen der durchgewunkenen Richtlinie sind umstritten. Bis 2021 haben Mitgliedsstaaten Zeit, sie umzusetzen

19.06.2020 - 10:59 [ ReclaimTheNet.org ]

China creates new online censorship law to target literature

Additionally, the publishing platforms must apply new measures, including the control of user comments and the manipulation of the literary works’ popularity rankings depending on whether they adapt to the parameters established by the government, placing an extra workload on these sites.

06.06.2020 - 13:32 [ theGrayzone.com ]

FBI launches open attack on ‘foreign’ alternative media outlets challenging US foreign policy

The FBI’s first step toward intervening against dissenting views on social media took place in October 2017 with the creation of a Foreign Influence Task Force (FTIF) in the bureau’s Counterintelligence Division. Next, the FBI defined any effort by states designated by the Department of Defense as major adversaries (Russia, China, Iran and North Korea) to influence American public opinion as a threat to US national security.

In February 2020, the FBI defined that threat in much more specific terms and implied that it would act against any online media outlet that was found to fall within its ambit. At a conference on election security on February 24, David K. Porter, who identified himself as Assistant Section Chief of the Foreign Influence Task Force, defined what the FBI described as “malign foreign influence activity” as “actions by a foreign power to influence U.S. policy, distort political sentiment and public discourse.”

15.05.2020 - 03:23 [ The Hill ]

Without transparency, we can’t trust robot operators — especially in a pandemic

In two short months, we have moved towards Solaria. We have become phobic about touch. We don’t trust that other humans are safe, and we have become wary of physical proximity to other humans. In the emerging era of increased dependence on robots, should we trust that their operators, such as Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella and their successors, will design their machines for our larger social good? The answer is obvious: Not unless their objective functions and use of data are made transparent to their users.

24.04.2020 - 00:35 [ BBC ]

Coronavirus: Israel halts police phone tracking over privacy concerns

But now an oversight group in Israel’s parliament blocked an attempt to extend the emergency measures past this week. A committee member said the harm done to privacy outweighed the benefits.

02.04.2020 - 10:38 [ EDRI.org ]

Open letter: Civil society urges Member States to respect the principles of the law in Terrorist Content Online Regulation

On 27 March 2020, European Digital Rights (EDRi) and 12 of its member organisations sent an open letter to representatives of Member States in the Council of the EU. In the letter, we voice our deep concern over the proposed legislation on the regulation of terrorist content online and what we view as serious potential threats to fundamental rights of privacy, freedom of expression, etc.

23.02.2020 - 00:37 [ USA Today ]

Greyhound to stop allowing Border Patrol on buses for immigration checks

“We are pleased to see Greyhound clearly communicate that it does not consent to racial profiling and harassment on its buses,“ Andrea Flores, deputy director of policy for the ACLU’s Equality Division, said in an email. “By protecting its customers and employees, Greyhound is sending a message that it prioritizes the communities it serves.”

26.01.2020 - 22:32 [ antikrieg.eu ]

Die unerträgliche Heuchelei der US-Sanktionen gegen den Iran

Das bedeutet, dass der iranische Nachrichtendienst von der Regierung der Vereinigten Staaten zensiert wird und dass die Amerikaner deshalb von diesem ausländischen Medienkanal nichts mehr sehen können. Genau das, was Mnuchin dem Iran im November vorgeworfen hat.

22.01.2020 - 01:32 [ rtv ]

Internet Connectivity: Rupture of undersea cables slows down service

The company issued a statement stating that the slow service is due to damages of two undersea cables – WACS and SAT3/WASC cable systems – on the continent’s western coast.

The two undersea cables are near Libreville in Gabon and the other is in the vicinity of Luanda, Angola.

08.01.2020 - 01:22 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

No Digital Surveillance of Iranians at the U.S. Border—Or Within the U.S.

Surveillance Self-Defense

Now, more than ever, it’s important to know your rights and understand what precautions you can take to protect yourself from digital surveillance by our government. EFF’s guides for Surveillance Self-Defense offer advice on how to protect your digital privacy in a number of situations, including online communications and at protests. If you plan to travel internationally, EFF has a guide on protecting your digital data at the border, as well as a printable pocket guide on border searches.

29.12.2019 - 02:18 [ Reuters ]

Bolivia is not a Mexican colony, acting foreign minister Longaric tells El Pais

Spain’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it would send a mission to investigate the incident.

In a statement, the Spanish ministry said “the objective of the visit … was exclusively courtesy”, and added it “roundly denies that (the visit) could have been aimed at facilitating the exit of the people granted asylum on the premises”.

24.12.2019 - 12:36 [ Matthew Goodwin ‏/ Twitter ]

Centre-left at latest election

UK Labour
Lowest seats since 1935

Austria
Lowest since 1945

Germany
2nd lowest since 1949

France
Lowest ever

Italy
Lowest ever

Netherlands
Lowest ever

Sweden
Lowest since 1908

Finland
2nd lowest since 1962

Maybe it’s not just about Brexit?

23.12.2019 - 11:21 [ CNN ]

Internet shutdowns used to be rare. They’re increasingly becoming the norm in much of the world

Hong Kong (CNN) At the start of this year, as Zimbabwe cut off internet access across the country following anti-government protests, the internet pressure group Keep It On warned that such „shutdowns must never be allowed to become the new normal.“
Twelve months later, however, that’s exactly where we are.

01.11.2019 - 12:32 [ Business Insider ]

Russia officially introduced a ’sovereign internet‘ law to let Putin cut the entire country from the rest of the web

It requires Russian internet providers to install hardware to allow authorities to locate the source of traffic and block it.

01.11.2019 - 12:29 [ theRegister.co.uk ]

China and Russia join to battle ‚illegal internet content,‘ which means what you fear it does

(09.10.2019)

More disturbing were the extraordinary technical capabilities that were used to remove – in real time – any mention of the death of Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.

Russia wishes to be equally restrictive although it does not appear to have the technical capabilities and it has not put itself behind a national firewall, at least not yet – it is working on it. It has instead focused on removing people’s ability to access information anonymously.

23.10.2019 - 07:05 [ Haaretz ]

Palestinian Authority Blocks 59 Palestinian Websites, Social Media Channels Critical of Abbas

The decision was made at the request of the Palestinian prosecution, but it is widely assumed that senior PA officials were behind the move. The prosecution, in its petition to the court, argued that the sites disseminate harmful content about the PA and its officials and are likely to be used to incite lawlessness.

26.09.2019 - 16:09 [ Bundestag ]

Stenografischer Bericht 25. Sitzung Berlin, Donnerstag, den 13. Februar 2003

Dr. Angela Merkel: Sie machen sich Sorgen, ob wir, die Politiker – egal ob Regierung oder Opposition –, unser Land durch eine schwierige Zeit, insbesondere durch den Irakkonflikt und durch den Kampf gegen den Terrorismus mit Klugheit und Weisheit führen können. Die Menschen in diesem Lande wollen keinen Krieg.

(Hans-Werner Bertl [SPD]: Das ist wahr!)

Diejenigen, die in diesem Saale sitzen, wollen auch keinen Krieg.

(Lebhafter Beifall bei der CDU/CSU und der FDP)

Sehr geehrter Herr Bundeskanzler, wie sehr Sie innerlich unter Druck stehen, hat man schon an der Lautstärke Ihrer Stimme gemerkt.

(Lachen bei der SPD)

Dass Sie es aber nötig haben, die Opposition dieses Hauses als Kriegstreiber zu verleumden,

(Hans Michelbach [CDU/CSU]: Pfui!)

zeigt, in welcher Ecke Sie stehen. Aus dieser Ecke werden Sie nicht herauskommen können.

(Anhaltender Beifall bei der CDU/CSU und der FDP)

Wer als Bundeskanzler der Bundesrepublik Deutschland den Eindruck erweckt, irgendjemand würde sich die Entscheidung über Krieg und Frieden leicht machen und die letzte Chance aus der Hand geben, der, sehr geehrter Herr Bundeskanzler, hat nicht erfasst, worum es geht.

(Beifall bei der CDU/CSU und der FDP)

Ich sage Ihnen: Sie sind seit Wochen auf einem Irrweg. Das Schlimmste ist – das sage ich mit großem Ernst; das ist meine feste Überzeugung –, dass insbesondere Ihr Verhalten auf dem Marktplatz von Goslar den Krieg im Irak leider nicht unwahrscheinlicher, sondern wahrscheinlicher gemacht hat; denn Sie haben den Druck auf Saddam Hussein verringert.

(Beifall bei der CDU/CSU und der FDP – Lothar Mark [SPD]: Das ist unglaublich! – Weitere Zurufe von der SPD)

Im Gegensatz zu Ihnen war ich in München und weiß, was ich gesagt habe. Niemand hat behauptet, dass es aufgrund der Resolution 1441 einen Automatismus der Gewalt gibt.

23.09.2019 - 12:46 [ ORF.at ]

Das EU-Copyright-Karussell setzt sich wieder in Bewegung

Kein Investor wird in den nächsten Jahren auch nur daran denken, Geld in neue WWW-basierte Services in Europa zu versenken, bei denen Interaktionen der Benutzer irgendeine Rolle spielen.

07.09.2019 - 15:27 [ Techdirt ]

Getting Upload Filters Wasn’t Enough: EU Copyright Industry Starts Stealth Campaign To Demonize Internet Companies Even More

The EU Copyright Directive was supposed to bring copyright into the digital age. Instead, it turned into an attack on the Internet ecosystem by companies that once dominated analog media, and which are still struggling to accept the arrival of online services with a global reach. For example, the upload filters that are unavoidable under Article 13/17 of the Directive are really directed against Google, which ironically won’t be much inconvenienced by them. Ordinary people, by contrast, may find their perfectly legal uploads forbidden without explanation. You might think the EU copyright companies would be pretty satisfied now they have this powerful new right to block uploaded materials using automated filters as their proxy, without needing a judge’s approval. Not a bit of it. The German Web site Netzpolitik has obtained a leaked document revealing a coordinated campaign by copyright companies to hammer home the message that Internet companies are today’s baddies:

06.09.2019 - 16:07 [ Matt Taibbi / The Rolling Stone ]

The Pentagon Wants More Control Over the News. What Could Go Wrong?

It includes terrifying pronouncements by unnamed “intelligence officials,” unprovable, overblown, or outright fake statistical assertions about the threat (like the oft-cited claim that fake election news had more engagement than real news), open conflation of legitimate domestic dissent with foreign attack, and routine dismissal of experts downplaying the problem (here are two significant studies suggesting the “fake news” phenomenon is overstated).

Of course, the final, omnipresent ingredient in most major propaganda campaigns is the authoritarian solution. Here, it’s unelected, unsupervised algorithmic control over media. We’ve never had a true news regulator in this country, yet the public is being conditioned now to accept one, without thinking of the consequences.

06.09.2019 - 03:19 [ Fefes Blog ]

Ja super! Soweit muss man erstmal kommen als Zivilisation, dass der Drang zur Zensur so stark wird, dass man das automatisieren muss, und zwar nicht nur die Zensur selbst, sondern sogar schon die Zensurentscheidung.

31.08.2019 - 18:13 [ Hong Kong Free Press ]

Enacting emergency laws to block websites would signal an end to Hong Kong’s ‘open internet’, warns industry body

The Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association (HKISPA) issued a statement on Thursday expressing opposition to reports of a possible blocking of selected internet services in response to recent unrest. The organisation warned that any such measures could cripple the local economy and urged the government to consult the community before imposing any restrictions.

28.08.2019 - 03:38 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

Browsers Take a Stand Against Kazakhstan’s Invasive Internet Surveillance

Kazakhstan’s actions were a drastic response to the slowly improving security of end-user devices and end-to-end communication online, but they and other countries could take even more invasive steps. Faced with just a handful of secure browsers, the government could next push their citizens to use a browser that does not currently implement this safeguard. We encourage other browsers to take the same steps and stand in solidarity against the government of Kazakhstan’s decision to compromise the Internet security of their entire population. What’s more, designers of user software should anticipate such intrusive state action in future threat models.

18.08.2019 - 23:30 [ Washington Post ]

Modi has stoked Kashmir’s anger and stained all India’s democracy

As The Post’s Niha Masih reported from Srinagar, streets are no longer crowded with civilians but awash with India’s armed soldiers, and “instead of traffic jams at intersections, there are spools of concertina wire. People remain inside their homes with no telephone, Internet or cable TV service. No one has seen or heard from local political leaders, hundreds of whom are in detention. Of the more than 200 newspapers in the region, only five are publishing physical copies. Their websites are stuck at Aug. 5.”

16.08.2019 - 16:12 [ Spiked ]

The EU’s latest assault on internet freedom: Soon online speech will be regulated by Brussels.

As things stand, what you can and cannot say on the internet is largely a matter for national law, decided by national parliaments. This means that every nation in Europe currently has different laws and practices.

But the EU has quietly been moving to change this. Take last year’s Copyright Directive, which more or less demands the introduction of automated content filters on social-media platforms. And last month, it became clear that an impatient Brussels wants to turbocharge this process by bringing internet regulation to the EU level, where it can pull the necessary strings.

07.08.2019 - 17:24 [ New York Times ]

The El Paso Shooting Revived the Free Speech Debate. Europe Has Limits.

In a broad policy speech earlier this year, the head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, Thomas Haldenwang, called for increased patrolling of digital communication, including social media. German law permits officials to search through data in the digital sphere in the face of certain threats, including domestic terrorism.

Partly inspired by Germany’s social media hate speech law, France’s Parliament recently started debating a similar bill.

06.07.2019 - 01:23 [ essex.ac.uk ]

New report raises concerns over Met Police trials of live facial recognition technology

A new report by researchers from the Human Rights, Big Data & Technology Project, based at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre, identifies significant flaws with the way live facial recognition (LFR) technology was trialled in London by the Metropolitan Police Service.

02.07.2019 - 16:22 [ MDR ]

Neue Cyberagentur entsteht am Flughafen Leipzig/Halle

Die endgültige Absichtserklärung soll am Mittwoch am Flughafen Leipzig/Halle verkündet werden. Neben den Ministerpräsidenten von Sachsen-Anhalt, Reiner Haseloff, und von Sachsen, Michael Kretschmer, werden die Verteidigungsministerin Ursula von der Leyen und Bundesminister des Inneren, Horst Seehofer, dabei sein.

19.06.2019 - 19:55 [ Radio Utopie ]

Warum Präsident Steinmeier den Selbstmord von „S.P.D.“ und Schulz betrieb

(23.01.2018)

Strategischer Hintergrund dieses epischen politischen Selbstmordes ist – wir beschrieben es bereits Dutzende Male – die bereits vor Jahrzehnten vorgesehene Auflösung und Assimiliation der Republik in einem kontinentalen Konstrukt auf dem Gebiet der heutigen europäischen Demokratien, den „Vereinigten Staaten von Europa“.

Neben der Fortsetzung des sechzehnjährigen weltweiten Terrorkrieges („global war on terror“) ist es diese schon vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg in der „S.P.D.“ propagierte, Jahrhunderte alte paneuropäische Ideologie, der durch alle derzeit etablierten Parteien alles geopfert wird, natürlich auch die „S.P.D.“.

Eine Ende der Macht der „mächtigsten Frau der Welt“ wäre den entsprechenden politischen Programmen der „Geopolitik“ oder „Geostrategie“ – die sich über Jahrzehnte erstrecken und, für die Allermeisten nicht wahrnehmbar, nach dem Gletscherprinzip ablaufen – schlicht im Wege gewesen.

10.06.2019 - 22:58 [ MENAFM ]

Vodafone Egypt fined 500,000 euros for coverage outage

Egyptian authorities said Monday they had fined the national branch of mobile phone giant Vodafone 500,000 euros over a coverage outage last week just ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) said it made the „unprecedented“ move after services dropped „for several hours, in multiple regions“ on June 3 just before the holiday which marks the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting.

05.06.2019 - 04:38 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Big Data bei der Polizei: Hessen sucht mit Palantir-Software nach Gefährdern

Aus Sicht der Grundrechte steht »Hessen-Data« im Konflikt mit dem Recht auf informationelle Selbstbestimmung als Bestandteil des Allgemeinen Persönlichkeitsrechts aus Artikel 2 Absatz 1 in Verbindung mit Artikel 1 Absatz 1 des Grundgesetzes. Im Besonderen stellen Massendatenauswertungen, wie sie mit »Hessen-Data« möglich sind, den im Datenschutzrecht zentralen Zweckbindungsgrundsatz in Frage.

05.06.2019 - 04:04 [ junge Welt ]

Twitter sperrt Accounts „Satire und Ironie sind ausdrücklich kein Sperrgrund“

Ihr Account beim Kurznachrichtendienst Twitter ist kürzlich gesperrt worden. Ähnlich erging es zuletzt auch vielen anderen Nutzern, darunter Juristen, Politiker und Publizisten. Grund waren oft harmlose Scherze, war zu hören. Worum ging es bei Ihnen?

Ich bin wegen eines alten Tweets mit dem schwachen Witz gesperrt worden: AfD-Wähler sollten nicht vergessen, ihren Wahlzettel zu unterschreiben. Ähnlich erging es anderen Juristen.

01.06.2019 - 14:26 [ reddit ]

Government officials admit they can’t enforce a planned ‚porn block law‘ in the UK because of DNS encryption

The UK wants everyone to hand over their personal details to get „age verified“ before looking at adult content… but an official has now admitted it could be almost unenforceable due to the rollout of DNS encryption on Firefox and maybe Chrome.

25.05.2019 - 08:08 [ Sueddeutsche.de ]

Nein zur CDU, nein zur SPD – 70 Youtuber stellen sich hinter Rezo

Die Youtuber wiederholen im Wesentlichen das, was Rezo schon in seinem ersten Film behauptet hat: Union und SPD seien inkompetent und scherten sich nicht um den Klimawandel. Sie ignorierten einen breiten wissenschaftlichen Konsens, der sie eigentlich dazu bringen müsste, endlich effektive Maßnahmen gegen die Erderwärmung zu ergreifen.

16.05.2019 - 16:23 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Uploadfilter: Europol und BKA schaffen Tatsachen

In „PERCI“ werden nur Inhalte verwaltet, die den Behörden oder den Internetfirmen bekannt geworden sind. Um selbst entsprechende Dateien zu finden, finanziert die EU-Kommission Forschungen für eine Suchmaschine für kriminelle Internetinhalte. Deutsche TeilnehmerInnen sind das Cybercrime Research Institute in Köln und die Hochschule für den öffentlichen Dienst in Bayern, die Deutsche Hochschule der Polizei ist beratend mit an Bord.

15.05.2019 - 14:53 [ France 24 ]

Macron, Ardern host Paris summit against online extremism

French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand’s premier Jacinda Ardern will host other world leaders and leading tech chiefs on Wednesday to launch an ambitious new initiative aimed at curbing extremism online.

12.05.2019 - 11:38 [ wsws.org ]

re:publica 2019: Bundespräsident Steinmeier wirbt für Meinungskontrolle und Zensur

Vor den Europawahlen am 26. Mai plant die herrschende Klasse, die Zensur des Internets zu verschärfen und kritische Stimmen mundtot zu machen. Die Eröffnungsrede des amtierenden Bundespräsidenten Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD) auf der diesjährigen re:publica legte davon beredtes Zeugnis ab. Unter zynischen Verweisen auf das Grundgesetz und das darin verbriefte Grundrecht auf Meinungsfreiheit warb Steinmeier für neue Zensurgesetze und appellierte an die großen Internetkonzerne, bereits bestehende Richtlinien aggressiver umzusetzen.

12.05.2019 - 10:34 [ Tagesschau ]

Einbrecher sollen es schwerer haben

Geplant ist zum Beispiel auch, DNA-Proben in Strafverfahren künftig nicht mehr nur auf Mann oder Frau auszuwerten, sondern auch auf äußerliche Merkmale wie zum Beispiel die Haarfarbe.

08.05.2019 - 20:03 [ Reuters ]

Singapore opposition joins backlash against proposed fake news law

Singapore’s lone opposition party in parliament has said it will oppose a controversial fake news bill that has been criticized by rights groups, journalists and tech firms as a debate over the proposed legislation entered a second day on Wednesday.

04.05.2019 - 17:12 [ Ralf Drischel-Kubasek ‏/ Twitter ]

#niemehrSPD #niewiederSPD #nogroko #nichtmeinEuropa #nichtmeineeu #nichtwählen

04.05.2019 - 16:54 [ Love Games ? #NSFW ‏/ Twitter ]

#NieMehrCDU @CDU ?Europawahl vom 23.05 bis 26.05 ?Bundestagswahlen im Jahr 2021 ?Landtagswahlen – Bremen 26.05.2019 – Brandenburg und Sachsen am 01.09.2019 – Thüringen am 27.10.2019 – Hamburg am 23.02.2020 Spätere Termine hier für #NiewiederCDU

(25.02.2019) https://t.co/9BkC9gIIFz

23.04.2019 - 06:46 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Sri Lanka’s social media ban enters second day as authorities try to block ‚mischievous attempts to spread rumours‘ in wake of bombings

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, Viber, Snapchat and Facebook Messenger were all shut down in Sri Lanka after Sunday’s co-ordinated attacks.

22.04.2019 - 13:04 [ Julia Carrie Wong, Kari Paul / theGuardian.com ]

Sri Lanka’s social media blackout reflects sense that online dangers outweigh benefits

The Sri Lankan government’s decision to block all social media sites in the wake of Sunday’s deadly attacks is emblematic of just how much US-based technology companies’ failure to rein in misinformation, extremism and incitement to violence has come to outweigh the claimed benefits of social media.

22.04.2019 - 09:18 [ Sueddeutsche ]

Vermeintliche Urheberrechtsverletzung: Upload-Filter löschen Dutzende Kopien des Mueller-Berichts

Verlage wie Simon & Schuster, Unternehmen wie Barnes & Noble und Medien wie die Washington Post haben den Bericht, teils mit Vorwort und Anmerkungen versehen, neu veröffentlicht. Obwohl die Bücher bis zu 15 Dollar kosten, stehen sie bereits auf den Amazon-Bestsellerlisten.

21.04.2019 - 19:04 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Die Verlegerverleger: Google, Apple und Facebook wollen die Paywall kapern

Google hat einen entscheidenden Vorteil: Der Datenkonzern hat die besseren Beziehungen zu Verlagen, die zugleich seine Klienten und Konkurrenten sind. Seit 2015 finanziert Google journalistische Innovationsprojekte mit Millionenbeträgen und bietet den Verlagen nützliche Dienste – von Google Analytics bis zum AMP-Standard, der schnelleres Laden von Inhalten ermöglicht. Der Konzern hat die großen Presseverlage dadurch zu Partnern erzogen.

Der Einstieg von Google, Apple und Facebook ins Abo-Geschäft wird das Machtgefälle zwischen Digitalkonzernen und Nachrichtenmedien ohne Frage verstärken.

18.04.2019 - 19:04 [ Spiked ]

Governments vs internet freedom

The internet is about to get a lot less free, as British and Australian governments rush to impose laws punishing private media platforms for not acting ‘quickly enough’ to remove ‘abhorrent’ or ‘harmful’ content. These reactionary moves follow last month’s live-streamed New Zealand mosque attacks that killed 50 people – but they will do nothing to combat terrorists or violence, all while hurting free speech online.

18.04.2019 - 04:20 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

EU-Parlament unterstützt einstündige Löschfrist für „terroristische“ Inhalte

Im Gesetzentwurf verblieben sind jedoch schwammige Terrorismus-Definitionen. Je nach Auslegung könnten dies dazu führen, dass Aufrufe zu bestimmten Protestformen, etwa Straßenblockaden bei Öko-Protesten, als „terroristische“ Aktionen gewertet und künftig geblockt werden. Und weiterhin drohen Unternehmen hohe Geldstrafen – aber nur dann, wenn sie sich systematisch und dauerhaft nicht an das Gesetz halten.

15.04.2019 - 15:03 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Terror-Propaganda: EU debattiert „Terror-Filter“ im Netz

(6.4.2019)

Nach der Reform des Urheberrechts plant die Europäische Union nun den nächsten Eingriff ins Internet. Es geht um Terror-Propaganda, die schneller als bisher aus dem Netz gelöscht werden soll.

15.04.2019 - 15:01 [ Techdirt ]

EU Tells Internet Archive That Much Of Its Site Is ‚Terrorist Content‘

(11.4.2019)

We’ve been trying to explain for the past few months just how absolutely insane the new EU Terrorist Content Regulation will be for the internet. Among many other bad provisions, the big one is that it would require content removal within one hour as long as any „competent authority“ within the EU sends a notice of content being designated as „terrorist“ content. The law is set for a vote in the EU Parliament just next week.

And as if they were attempting to show just how absolutely insane the law would be for the internet, multiple European agencies (we can debate if they’re „competent“) decided to send over 500 totally bogus takedown demands to the Internet Archive last week, claiming it was hosting terrorist propaganda content.

15.04.2019 - 14:58 [ Nikolaus Gebhardt ‏/ Twitter ]

The EU Council just waved through copyright reform. As small software developer, I now have these options: ● moderate new posts ● geo-block EU ● close down my forum Congratulations EU, you’ve just destroyed the internet in Europe. And made EU developers unable to compete.

15.04.2019 - 14:54 [ Roderick Gadellaa ‏/ Twitter ]

Great. The Copyright Directive is official, countries now have to pass actual laws based on it. Good freakin‘ job, EU. I just hope the rest of the world keeps doing the real internet and Europe gets the censored version. Because I’ll be VPN’ing like there is no tomorrow.

15.04.2019 - 12:31 [ Tagesschau ]

EU-Staaten stimmen mit Ja – Neues Urheberrecht endgültig beschlossen

Hätte Deutschland sich heute enthalten oder gegen das Vorhaben gestimmt, wäre keine ausreichende Mehrheit zustande gekommen. Denn die Niederlande, Luxemburg, Polen, Italien, Finnland und Schweden stimmten mit Nein. Belgien, Slowenien, und Estland enthielten sich.

15.04.2019 - 06:15 [ Grüner Sozi ‏/ Twitter ]

@katarinabarley Mit deinem Vorgehen in Sachen #Uploadfilter wirst du heute eine ganze #Generation ins Verderben stürzen. Ich fordere dich auf, dies in letzter Sekunde zu stoppen! STOP #Artikel17 (#Artikel13)‼️ Nur so kannst du #NieMehrSPD verhindern ‼️ #Barley #SPD

15.04.2019 - 06:13 [ taz.de ]

Umstrittenes EU-Urheberrecht: Es kommt auf Deutschland an

(12.4.2019) Justizministerium und Kanzleramt einigen sich nicht auf eine Erklärung zum Urheberrecht. Wenn sich die Regierung enthält, scheitert die Reform.

15.04.2019 - 06:13 [ New York Times ]

Kremlin Moves Toward Control of Internet, Raising Censorship Fears

The legislation is designed to route web traffic through filters controlled by Roskomnadzor, the state communications watchdog, increasing its power to control information and block messaging or other applications.

15.04.2019 - 06:11 [ ,Techdirt ]

South Korea Wants To Allow Its Copyright Protection Agency To Block Sites Allegedly Holding Infringing Material — No Judicial Review Required

These are dark days for freedom on the Internet. As Cory Doctorow wrote in a recent post on Boing Boing: „We are witnessing the realtime, high-speed Chinafication of the western internet.“ Country after country is adopting laws that undermine freedom of speech, usually in the name of „enforcing“ copyright, which is apparently more important.

13.04.2019 - 16:29 [ Spiked ]

In defence of internet freedom

Will internet regulation end the internet as we know it? Has the left turned against the working class? And will cultural appropriation eat itself? Brendan O’Neill, Ella Whelan and Fraser Myers discuss on this week’s spiked podcast.

09.04.2019 - 10:25 [ Radio Utopie ]

May, Macron und Merkel: Kriegskoalition gegen das World Wide Web

(14. Juni 2017)

Die Regierungen von Großbritannien, Frankreich und Deutschland flüchten mit ihren Fantasien einer Kontinuität des weltweiten Wahrnehmungs-Managements auf die G20-Ebene.

Die entsprechenden Pläne von Terror-Theresa, lange vor ihrer Wahlniederlage entworfen, lasen wir bereits vor.

(…)

Für meine PappenheimerInnen von Genösschen – wie ich bereits mehrfach bemerkt habe: die dümmsten, miesesten und verlogensten der Welt – gilt diesbezüglich, wie immer: Kopf einziehen und versuchen nicht aufzufallen.

09.04.2019 - 10:17 [ Spectator ]

The Tories’ bid to police the internet is a big mistake

(8.4.2019)

Today, a Government in dire need of a good news story has mooted legislation resulting in the very opposite. The Conservative manifesto from 2017 said:

“Some people say that it is not for government to regulate when it comes to technology and the internet. We disagree.”

Now the Tories are delivering on their promise. But their attempt to police the internet should worry us all. The “Online Harms” white paper calls for an independent watchdog to write a “code of practice” for tech companies.

08.04.2019 - 14:28 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Keine roten Linien: Industrie entschärft Ethik-Leitlinien für Künstliche Intelligenz

Künstliche Intelligenz soll den Menschen dienen und Grundrechte respektieren. Das fordert eine Expertengruppe der EU-Kommission in ihren nun veröffentlichten Leitlinien für die Technologie. Unverrückbare ethische Prinzipien finden sich darin jedoch nicht mehr – Vertreterinnen der Industrie im Gremium haben sie erfolgreich gestrichen.

08.04.2019 - 14:25 [ trustedreviews.com ]

The EU just revealed the 7 laws of AI – and they’re nowhere near as cool as Asimov’s

Despite the lack of a firm “don’t kill humans” law the EC seems pretty chuffed with its guidelines. Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip said the laws were created in partnership with industry experts and include robust “ethical” elements.

08.04.2019 - 12:57 [ Socialists for Britain ‏/ Twitter ]

The EU wants to take away our digital liberty. Let’s TELL THEM AGAIN in the European elections that we want to leave the EU. #GoWTO

31.03.2019 - 18:38 [ ForeignPolicy.com ]

U.S. Firms Are Helping Build China’s Orwellian State

(19.3.2019) When a Dutch cybersecurity researcher disclosed last month that Chinese security contractor SenseNets left a massive facial recognition database tracking the movements of over 2.5 million people in China’s Xinjiang province unsecured on the internet, it briefly shone a spotlight on the alarming scope of the Chinese surveillance state.

But SenseNets is a symptom of a much larger phenomenon: Tech firms in the United States are lending expertise, reputational credence, and even technology to Chinese surveillance companies, wittingly or otherwise.

30.03.2019 - 08:39 [ Bloomberg ]

Australia, Singapore Crack Down on Online Media With New Laws

Australia said it will legislate “tough” new laws to prevent social-media platforms from being “weaponized” by terrorists and extremists who may use them to live-stream violent crimes, such as this month’s terror attack in New Zealand. Singapore said it will introduce a law to halt the spread of “fake news.”

30.03.2019 - 08:28 [ StraitsTimes.com ]

Australia, Singapore join hands to fight violent extremism

Yesterday’s ministerial meeting coincided with a national remembrance service in New Zealand for the 50 people killed in the attack by a white supremacist at two mosques on March 15.

At a news conference after the meeting, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan said that new media and technologies had allowed for the promotion of hate speech and posed a threat to the „broad centre“ of society.

30.03.2019 - 08:17 [ ORF.at ]

Australien plant strengere Gesetze für Soziale Netzwerke

„Die großen Sozialen Netzwerke stehen in der Verantwortung, alles zu tun, damit ihre Technologie nicht von Terroristen ausgenutzt wird“, erklärte Ministerpräsident Scott Morrison. Die australische Regierung habe sich in den vergangenen Tagen mit Vertretern von Facebook und anderen Internetkonzernen getroffen, das Ergebnis der Gespräche sei aber nicht zufriedenstellend.

30.03.2019 - 08:01 [ Techdirt ]

After Insisting That EU Copyright Directive Didn’t Require Filters, France Immediately Starts Promoting Filters

Over and over and over again, this is what they insisted. Of course, we all knew it wasn’t true, and the German government quietly admitted that filters were necessary a few weeks ago. That didn’t stop the vote from happening, of course, and the Parliament questionably moving forward with this plan. Still, it’s rather striking that just a day after the vote, as pointed out to us by Benjamin Henrion, France’s Minister for Culture gave a speech in which he admits that it requires filters and hopes that France will implement the law as quickly as possible in order to start locking down the internet.

29.03.2019 - 23:23 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Druck auf Abgeordnete: EU-Parlament soll Uploadfilter rasch auf terroristische Inhalte ausweiten

Erst diese Woche hat das EU-Parlament beschlossen, mit Uploadfiltern gegen Urheberrechtsverletzungen im Internet vorzugehen. Nun steht ein weiterer Gesetzesentwurf vor der Tür, der diesmal terroristische Inhalte wegfiltern möchte. Die EU-Kommission zeigt sich nicht zimperlich und greift zu untergriffigen Methoden.

27.03.2019 - 06:12 [ DSG ‏/ Twitter ]

After confirmed plans for an EU army, Guy Verhofstadt openly promoting a United States of Europe & now #Article13. How anyone can’t see the direction of travel & still wants to remain in the EU is beyond me. Wake up. It’s the governance of totalitarianism & fear.

26.03.2019 - 17:44 [ Boing Boing ]

How #Article13 is like the Inquisition: John Milton Against the EU #CopyrightDirective

Fundamentally, policing of speech can happen at one of two points: before content disseminates, or after. Policing content after it disseminates involves human agents seeing and reporting content and taking action or requesting action. This can happen on a huge scale or a tiny one: Facebook’s content flagging system, obscenity law in much of the EU and USA, parents who object to books assigned in schools, and China’s 50 Cent Army of two million internet censors, all these act to silence content after it disseminates.

26.03.2019 - 17:05 [ New York Times ]

Europe Adopts Tough New Online Copyright Rules Over Tech Industry Protests

Now that the copyright bill has been approved, each country in the European Union will have two years to adopt the new rules. Legal challenges are expected.

26.03.2019 - 16:55 [ Electronic Frontier Foundation ]

EU’s Parliament Signs Off on Disastrous Internet Law: What Happens Next?

In a stunning rejection of the will of five million online petitioners, and over 100,000 protestors this weekend, the European Parliament has abandoned common-sense and the advice of academics, technologists, and UN human rights experts, and approved the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive in its entirety.

26.03.2019 - 16:38 [ Fefe ]

Laut Livestream hat das EU-Parlament mit überwiegender Mehrheit Artikel 13 und co durchgewunken. Bald ist Wahl. Ihr wisst, was zu tun ist.

Update: Julia Reda hat die Liste, wer wie gestimmt hat

26.03.2019 - 16:24 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

#CopyFail: EU-Parlament beschließt Uploadfilter

Das EU-Parlament hat heute die umstrittene Reform des Urheberrechts beschlossen. Sie enthält in Artikel 13 eine Pflicht für Online-Plattformen zur Filterung aller Inhalte auf mögliche Urheberrechtsverletzungen. Eine Mehrheit der Abgeordneten von 348 zu 274 Abgeordnete stimmte bei der Sitzung in Straßburg für die Reform.

24.03.2019 - 13:29 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Demos gegen Uploadfilter: Alle Zahlen, alle Städte

Europaweit sind am 23. März mehr als 150.000 Menschen für ein freies Internet und gegen die EU-Urheberrechtsreform auf die Straße gegangen. Wir sammeln jetzt die Zahlen der einzelnen Demos in ganz Europa.

24.03.2019 - 13:25 [ WDR ]

Mindestens 20.000 demonstrieren in NRW gegen Uploadfilter

24.03.2019 - 13:22 [ Heise.de ]

Copyright-Reform: Zehntausende demonstrieren in Berlin gegen Upload-Filter

Ein kilometerlanger Zug erstreckte sich am Samstag durch die Hauptstadt, dessen Teilnehmer sich für das freie Internet als „Zufluchtsort“ stark machten.

24.03.2019 - 13:19 [ Kurier.at ]

Urheberrecht: Das Internet als Kampfplatz um Inhalte

Am Dienstag entscheidet das EU-Parlament über eine neues Urheberrecht. Wie die Ausstimmung ausgeht, ist bis zuletzt offen.

23.03.2019 - 09:06 [ savetheinternet.info ]

Save the Internet: Demos

The Internet is in danger and you can save it!

23.03.2019 - 09:01 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Protesthöhepunkt: Demonstrationen in 100 Städten Europas erwartet

Europa erwartet die größten Internetproteste seit Jahren. Am Samstag, den 23. März, werden laut der Kampagne „Save The Internet“ in knapp 100 Städten in ganz Europa Tausende auf die Straßen gehen, um gegen die EU-Urheberrechtsreform und vor allem gegen die dort enthaltenen Uploadfilter und das Leistungsschutzrecht zu protestieren. Alleine in Deutschland gibt es ungefähr 50 Demonstrationen. Es ist der Höhepunkt der Proteste, die schon seit mehreren Monaten stattfinden.

21.03.2019 - 01:16 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Heute geschlossen: Die Wikipedia demonstriert gegen Uploadfilter

Mal kurz auf der Wikipedia schauen, wer alles im Europaparlament sitzt? Oder in welcher Organisation Micki Meuser tätig ist? Das geht heute nicht, denn die große, freie Enzyklopädie hat aus Protest und Solidarität zugemacht.

17.03.2019 - 18:31 [ spiked / Twitter ]

The main problem on the internet right now isn’t trolls or fake news. It’s censorship. It’s politicians and Silicon Valley corporates laying down rules about what we can and cannot say. @Ella_M_Whelan on the web’s 30th birthday

16.03.2019 - 04:18 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Die EU-Urheberrechtsreform bedroht eine der ältesten Formen der Internetkommunikation: die Foren.

In einem offenen Brief an die EU-Abgeordneten heißt es: „Foren sind nicht nur für ihre eigenen Mitglieder eine digitale Heimat, sondern auch eine unerschöpfliche Wissensquelle für die Allgemeinheit.“ Durch die EU-Urheberrechtsreform könnten diese digitalen Orte des Wissens, der Fachsimpelei, der gegenseitigen Hilfe – und damit gut organisierte Communities bedroht werden.

15.03.2019 - 11:58 [ Techdirt ]

Axel Voss Says Maybe YouTube Shouldn’t Exist

The latest comes in some quotes he gave in a great article by DW.com, which correctly highlights how Article 13 is going to lead to widespread censorship. Voss tries to defend it with some truly bizarre claims:

“We are just concentrating on platforms that are infringing on copyrighted works like YouTube. Not for dating platforms or merchandising or local social platforms. Only 1.5% of internet platforms will be affected.”

Only 1.5% of platforms will be affected?

15.03.2019 - 11:56 [ derStandard.de ]

„Vater“ des neuen EU-Urheberrechts hält Verbot von Youtube für denkbar

„Wir müssen darüber nachdenken, ob diese Art von Geschäft existieren sollte“, sagt Axel Voss, Chefverhandler des EU-Parlaments

15.03.2019 - 11:52 [ Datacenterdynamics.com ]

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp suffer global outage

Reports from DownDetector suggested that the problem was global, and peaked between 9:00 and 15:00 PDT for all three services, before tailing off, though there are still residual reports of problems with all three applications.

13.03.2019 - 12:04 [ Change.org ]

Stoppt die Zensurmaschine – Rettet das Internet! #Uploadfilter #Artikel13

Wir sind gegen die aktuelle Version der EU-Urheberrechtsreform, genauer gesagt gegen Artikel 11 bis 13. Diese sorgen nicht für eine Verbesserung des Urheberrechts, sondern schränken die Meinungsfreiheit im Internet massiv ein.

Wenn du gegen eine Einschränkung der Meinungsfreiheit bist unterstütze uns auf Gofundme. Wir arbeiten alle freiwillig und unentgeltlich, haben aber Ausgaben durch den Druck von Flyern, die Ausstattung von Demonstrationen und Reisespesen. Wir freuen uns über jeden noch so kleinen Beitrag, damit wir weiterhin unsere Kampagne direkt im EU-Parlament, auf der Straße und im Netz erfolgreich führen und die Richtlinie stoppen können.

13.03.2019 - 11:33 [ Daniel Berger / Heise.de ]

30 Jahre WWW: Die Zähmung des Wild Wild Web

Das World Wide Web ist ein faszinierender Ort voller Katzen-Memes, seltsamer Geschichten und einer Unmenge an Informationen. Wären da nicht die Spaßverderber.

13.03.2019 - 11:11 [ FAZ Wirtschaft ‏/ Twitter ]

Zwei Wochen vor der finalen Abstimmung zur EU-#Urheberrechtsreform spricht die Bundesregierung jetzt doch von einem Einsatz umstrittener #Uploadfilter. Dies stößt auf Kritik von mehreren Seiten, berichtet @hwieduwilt.

13.03.2019 - 11:00 [ ZDF heute / Twitter ]

#Artikel13: Der Berichterstatter des EU-Parlaments für die Urheberrechtsreform, Axel Voss, warnt vor einem Scheitern der Reform.